Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Jan 2014 23:13 UTC

Microsoft is once again planning to alter the way its Start Screen works in Windows 8.1 Update 1. While the software giant originally released Windows 8.1 last year with an option to bypass the "Metro" interface at boot, sources familiar with Microsoft's plans have revealed to The Verge that the upcoming "Update 1" for Windows 8.1 will enable this by default. Like many other changes in Update 1, we’re told the reason for the reversal is to improve the OS for keyboard and mouse users.

Wow, a touch interface does not work with a mouse and keyboard. Who saw that coming.

I expect photos of many people eating crow.

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RE: Comment by twitterfire
by charlieg on Fri 31st Jan 2014 09:14 UTC in reply to "Comment by twitterfire"
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No need to. Just install Classic Shell:

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RE[2]: Comment by twitterfire
by mobileheresy on Fri 31st Jan 2014 13:27 in reply to "RE: Comment by twitterfire"
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No need to. Just install Classic Shell:

- Installing software from some arbitrary location is a security nightmare.
- You might not even allowed to due to lacking permissions (see GPO discussion above).

If I had some malicious intent I would try to pose as and deliver some "special" binary.

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